This case study was developed as part of the SIMCelt project to complement three other case studies which explored how transboundary interaction is approached in the Celtic Seas.
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offshore wind energy
Dutch MSP process
This practice shows how safety distances can be calculated between areas used for shipping and offshore wind farms.
NLR - Netherlands Aerospace Centre
Offshore wind farms in the North Sea are being built close to gas and oil platforms. These platforms get visited regularly by helicopters with the goal to pick up staff members or to deliver supplies.
RVO and TKI Wind op Zee
Offshore wind energy is one of the renewable energy sources for the Netherlands with large potential. Currently the Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) of offshore wind energy is much higher than the market price of energy.
This practice analyses the effects and scoial costs of pile driving for offshore wind farms, seismatic research and shipping on underwater noice and the consequences for mammel behaviour.
This guidance document has been created for the Baltic Sea Region, which would specifically target the impacts of offshore wind farms on biodiversity in the more Northern parts of the Baltic Sea (marine areas of Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia
Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda of Spain
The study contributes to the design of potential projects of marine wind farms. There is a variety of effects and conflicts related to the location of these of these wind farms and the involvement and coordination of the different administrations and stakeholders concerned.
UK Government - Department of Energy & CLimate Change
The UK Government developed a draft plan/programme for Offshore Energy in the UK. To analyse the environmental consequences a SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment) has been undertaken.
UK - Scotland
This report describes the process employed by Marine Scotland to identify strategic search areas for future commercial scale offshore wind developments in Scottish Territorial Waters (STW).
UK - Scotland - Blue Seas, Green Energy
This Sectoral Plan contains proposals for offshore wind energy development in Scottish Territorial Waters up to 2020 and beyond.
Fishery Liaison with Offshore Wind and Wet Renewables Group (FLOWW)
This guidance is intended for offshore renewable energy installations (OREI) developers and the commercial Fishery industry.
The study uses Marxan, (a decision support tool for mostly used in conservation planning) to optimize algorithms to find the most cost-efficient site selection suitable for offshore wind farm installations in Germany, Sweden, Poland and Denmark.